Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids early Thursday morning called for removing President Donald Trump from office, a day after rampaging supporters of the president stormed the Capitol as Congress convened to confirm Joe Biden’s election.
“For the first time in history we have a President who should be impeached twice but because of the time constraints and inaction of Senate Republicans, I urge the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment now,” Davids said in a statement issued Thursday morning.
“We will have a new president on January 20, but we cannot trust Donald Trump to uphold his oath of office over the next 14 days. Our democracy, safety, and security is at stake,” the 3rd District congresswoman said.
Davids’ comments come as there is increasing discussion about removing Trump from office for the last two weeks of his term.
There are already reports of top members of the Trump administration taking the unprecedented step of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president before his term expires on Jan. 20 and Biden is sworn in as president.
The 25th Amendment allows for the president to be removed from office by the vice president plus a majority of the cabinet, or by the vice president and a body established by Congress, if he “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”